Executive Speech Coach
Training to Read A Teleprompter
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Give a relaxed, effective speech. Your audience will love and be impressed by it.
When it’s necessary to give an important, entertaining, effective speech and appear to be relaxed while doing it, you should consider using the proven, effective combination of a professional speech coach and a device called a “Presidential Teleprompter” aka Speech Teleprompter. This way you ensure that you won’t miss a thing.
Eva Guevara, professional speech coach and accomplished actress (Mad About You, Will and Grace, Friends) uses her experience coaching corporate executives, diplomats, presenters and politicians. She helps her clients give the best speech of their lives. Often with the help of a Speech Teleprompter (Presidential Prompter).
She recently coached the Under Secretary of the United Nations to deliver a brilliant talk at the last session of the UN. A combination of Eva’s skillful coaching and the use of the Presidential Teleprompter were essential. She had similar success coaching a variety of politicians at the recent Republication Convention here in New York.
The Presidential Teleprompter is the same device President Obama uses to deliver his speeches. It consists of two clear glass screens placed on the right and left side of the speaker. The audience just sees clear glass, but the speaker sees the words of the script slowly scrolling by. This device is often called a Speech Teleprompter because it is used to deliver a more relaxed, effective speech, allowing the speaker to refer to his/her text while keeping that all important eye contact with the audience.
Eva will work with you in advance (at our Tribeca, Manhattan studio or at your place of business) to ensure not only ease of use with the Prompter but personalized coaching in the most effective manner.
Eva will improve your next speech whether you are an accomplished speaker or if this is your very first time in front of a live audience.
I reiterate – if you care about giving a great speech you should consider using the proven, effective combination of Eva’s coaching skills and the use of the Presidential Teleprompter or Speech Prompter.
Speech and Voice Training
with Executive Speech Coach / Vocal Coach Candice Rankin – Hollywood
Could you benefit from more confidence, a smooth rhythm, and a powerful speech that will rock your listeners? I can help you learn to speak with your whole being, gain confidence in front of an audience, and make optimal use of your voice and material.
My Voice, Speech, and Dialect Training is conveniently located near Santa Monica, CA. I offer many voice and speech services, including business and public speaking presentation skills coaching, executive presence coaching, speech writing, and dialect work.
Candice Rankin has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language from FSU and her broad training in speech sciences and performing arts, combined with her experience as an actor, speaker and writer, has prepared her to assist a wide variety of clients.
She has studied in NYC at Circle in the Square, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The New School, Florida Studio Theatre, and the Groundling Comedy Troupe in Los Angeles, CA.
Speech coach Candice Rankin provides executive speech coaching presentation training courses that are generally provided one-on-one at Candice’s Venice Beach office, with the assistance of video feedback, or at a client’s home or even at the presentation location.
Public speaking can be thrilling or threatening—and it’s usually a bit of both. Modern audiences have seen and heard everything, and it’s not easy to make an impression. Whether you’re a professional speaker accustomed to the limelight, or a novice spokesperson adjusting to new visibility, a skilled voice and a trained speech coach can help you become an engaging communicator.
Through addressing issues like establishing your presence, finding your full voice, clarifying speech sounds, overcoming stage fright, and understanding your material, you will gain the skills and awareness needed to unlock your inner orator. “ I can’t promise he or she will be the next Winston Churchill, but I can promise my clients they will approach the podium with confidence, anticipation, and the knowledge they have what it takes to deliver a message with clarity, conviction, style and some fun. Who wouldn’t listen to that?”
A professional executive speech coach can make all the difference in the quality and effectiveness of your next presentation. Our speech coaches use a professional Speech Teleprompter to help you relax and stay on message. To concentrate on performance rather than memory.
It’s key to be aware that almost all good presentations—political speeches, commercials, informative research lectures etc. can be broken down into the following bare-bones basics of persuasion.
Recognizing these parts of the formula will help you to craft better messages and also, to better understand how others’ messages work on you:
Appeal to Logic (Logos): Your appeal to logic should always be the most important (and most prevalent) element of your presentation. This is the actual content —the reason that it’s worth listening to you. Audiences want to hear the facts and they want to learn something (or, at least, learn to be clearer about whatever it is that you’re sharing). People rarely give their attention to something they already know, nor do they support something that can’t be proven with reason and logic. So, be sure to craft a strong foundation by using the classics: include facts, figures, statistics, specific anecdotes, charts, graphs, cited research etc.
Be careful to organize this material in a clear, structured, and interesting way, but first, you simply have to do your homework. Know the facts and the reasons behind your product or material; then figure out the best ways to share them. Nothing convinces people better than the facts—not even pretty PowerPoint fonts!
Appeal to Emotion (Pathos): Your appeal to emotion is your attempt to use the above to make the audience feel something. An audience that’s feeling something is much more likely to pay attention. Even more importantly, though, is the fact that an audience that’s feeling what you want them to feel, is much more likely to believe what you want them to believe. Do you want your audience to feel sympathy in order to support your charity organization? Do you want them to be angered in order to move them to a call-to-action? Do you want them to feel excited or hopeful that this product will work? Do you want them to feel shocked by your new research?
Consider what feelings you want your audience to experience and why; then revisit the above and find reasons and logic that would organically elicit such feelings. It’s important that presenters are careful with their appeals to emotion. If taken even the slightest bit too far, an appeal to emotion can feel forced; audiences can tell when your sole attempt is to manipulate how they feel and, as we all know, no one likes to be the subject of manipulation. Instead, you want to share carefully selected information that naturally makes your audience feel a certain way.
The key here is that you only embed your appeals to emotion within appeals to reason. Let your carefully selected facts and research bring on the tears or joy—and only sparingly.
Appeal to Ethics (Ethos): Contrary to many beginners’ first assumptions, implementing the appeal to ethics is not about appealing to the moral grounds of your audience. Rather, it’s about YOU—the speaker, the presenter, the face, the company etc. Appeals to ethics sell the credentials of the speaker in order to back-up the content at hand. Presenters are careful to convey this via meticulous, careful, and interesting presentations that communicate something about the presenter. They also embed references to themselves as they deliver their appeal to reason. To do so, a presenter might reference his or her title or how many years he or she has been researching the given subject matter. A company might mention ratings or past track records. While the appeal to ethics is not always explicitly linked to the product or message at hand, it adds to reasons why we should believe and accept the message being put forth as linked to the face behind that message. Note: Many presenters are asked to write and submit a bio that will be read to the audience. Because this usually occurs right before the presentation, what you write for this will most likely be the audience’s immediate and or first impression of you. So, be sure to take this bio seriously; it will serve as your first appeal to ethics—before you even take the stage.
Call 212-219-1075 to discuss how an executive speech coach could help your next presentation. And ask about our Speech Teleprompters aka Presidential Teleprompters.
Darlene Ryan is an executive speech coach with seven years of university teaching experience.
She holds a B.A. in English with minors in Sociology and Gender Studies from Wagner College and an M.A. in English from Seton Hall University where she is now an instructor. Here, she teaches University-level writing workshops, business communication, and literature. She is the founder and advisor of the University’s campus-wide play-reading series called “Script-as-Lit” and serves as a faculty tutor and manager for the University Writing Center. Shortly after presenting as an invitational guest speaker at Rutgers University, she was asked to serve as a lecturer at the Newark campus where she now teaches “Art and Culture in Public Service.” She will also be teaching a communications course at Rutgers this Fall for their School of Public Service and Administration. As both a panel chair and presenter, Christen has shared her work at conferences for the New Jersey College English Association and she is a regular contributor to The Shakespeare Bulletin, an academic journal published quarterly by John Hopkins University Press. Additionally, Christen has studied performance in NYC at The New Actor’s Workshop, HB Studios, and Wagner College, training in areas such as speech, performance theory, script analysis, improvisation, movement, Shakespeare, and classical vocals.
She is the Director of Education for Dramatic Adventure Theatre Company, NYC with whom she has traveled to Ecuador in 2009 and 2010 for both teaching and performance work. She is the publicity manager for Haberdasher Theatre Inc and she provided dramaturgical assistance on Jason Williamson’s American Scrapbook, performed in 2011 at the Kennedy Center. Favorite performance credits include Ankasa in Arok of Java at Exit, Pursued by a Bear, Mother in Prayer of the Condor at the Page-to-Stage play-reading festival at the Kennedy Center, The Mad Hatter in the off-Broadway Alice in Wonderland at the Actor’s Temple, and Rena in The Maderati with Haberdasher Theatre Inc.
She has also loved working with WinceyCo Entertainment traveling the NY and NJ area on their educational tour as well as performing with them as a featured soloist at the Tiffany & Co. Wall Street Christmas Concert.